Dog Licenses

Due Date

In accordance with Vermont State law, all dogs aged 6-months and older must be registered by April 1st each year. If you become the owner of a dog after April 1st, you will need to license the animal within 30 days.

Dog licenses are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. A current rabies certificate and payment is required. You may register/renew in-person, by mail, through the 24-hour drop box out front, or by email.  Please provide:

  • a copy of the most current Rabies Certificate, and
  • payment

If received by mail, drop box or email, we will process the dog license and mail it back along with the new tag.


  • Spayed/Neutered - $9.00 per animal (proof of S/N required)
  • Not Spayed/Neutered - $13.00 per animal

Late fees will not be assessed in 2021, due to Covid-19.

Payment Options


Unregistered Dogs

Our goal is to register every dog in town. Please help by reminding your friends and neighbors to license their dogs. If you are aware of an unregistered dog, please contact the Town Clerk's Office and we can send the owner a delinquent license notice.

If you no longer own a dog - whether it is deceased or has gone to a new home - please contact the Town Clerk's Office to let us know. We will then take it out of our system so you will not receive the next delinquent license notice.

Dog Pound

Information about Milton's dog pound can be obtained through Animal Control.

Milton's Dog Ordinance